Auction Preview: The Collector: European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics at Christie’s, London, May 22 | BLOUIN ARTINFO
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Auction Preview: The Collector: European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics at Christie’s, London, May 22

—Lot 224: “A Louis XV Ormolu-Mounted Parcel-Gilt And Chinese Red Lacquer Bombe Commode.” By Francois Garnier, Mid-18th Century. The serpentine pink brèche later marble top above two shaped drawers decorated sans traverse with a chinoiserie scene depicting occidental courtiers on a horse-drawn carriage amidst a forest landscape, with scrolled handles, the sides decorated with deer and a hunting scene, the angles headed with pierced foliate and rocaille chutes, above a shaped apron centred by a C-scroll mount, on cabriole legs with foliate sabots, thrice stamped 'FG', the mounts variously struck with the 'C' couronné poinçon, the back with stencilled inventory number 'MAM 157' in white paint and old transit label. 34 in. (86.5 cm.) high; 50 ¾ in. (159 cm.) wide; 24 ½ in. (62 cm.) deep. Estimate: 50,000 GBP - 80,000 GBP (65,050 USD - 104,080 USD)
(Courtesy: Christie's)

What: The Collector: European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics

Where: Christie’s; 8 King Street St. James 's, London, UK

When: May 22; 02.00 PM

Public Viewing: 17 May, 9am - 4:30pm

18 May, 12pm - 5pm

19 May, 12pm - 5pm

20 May, 9am - 4:30pm

21 May, 9am - 8pm

Top lots of the sale:

—Lot 224: “A Louis XV Ormolu-Mounted Parcel-Gilt And Chinese Red Lacquer Bombe Commode.” By Francois Garnier, Mid-18th Century. The serpentine pink breche later marble top above two shaped drawers decorated sans traverse with a chinoiserie scene depicting occidental courtiers on a horse-drawn carriage amidst a forest landscape, with scrolled handles, the sides decorated with deer and a hunting scene, the angles headed with pierced foliate and rocaille chutes, above a shaped apron centred by a C-scroll mount, on cabriole legs with foliate sabots, thrice stamped 'FG', the mounts variously struck with the 'C' couronne poincon, the back with stencilled inventory number 'MAM 157' in white paint and old transit label. 34 in. (86.5 cm.) high; 50 ¾ in. (159 cm.) wide; 24 ½ in. (62 cm.) deep. Estimate: 50,000 GBP - 80,000 GBP (65,050 USD - 104,080 USD)

—Lot 222: “A Large French Ormolu, Cut-Glass And Crystal Forty-Eight Light Chandelier.” Second Half 19th Century. The open cage frame issuing two stepped tiers of scrolling branches hung with faceted drops and flowerheads, the foliate drip-pans and nozzles surmounted by faceted finials. 87 in. (221 cm.) high; 56 in. (42 cm.) diameter. Estimate: 40,000 GBP - 60,000 GBP (52,040 USD - 78,060 USD)

—Lot 225: “A Pair Of Louis XV Giltwood Fauteuils A La Reine.” By Jean-Baptiste Gourdin, Third Quarter 18th Century. Each upholstered a chassis in red silk damask, with cartouche-shaped back and serpentine seat finely carved with rocaille and scrolling foliage centred by flower sprays, the padded arms with scrolled terminals above outswept channelled supports, on cabriole legs headed by flowers with acanthus-carved toupie feet, each stamped 'I. Gourdin'. 38 ¼ in. (97 cm.) high; 30 in. (76 cm.) wide; 30 ¾ in. (78 cm.) deep. Estimate: 40,000 GBP - 60,000 GBP (52,040 USD - 78,060 USD)

—Lot 235: “A Pair of Louis Xvi Ormolu-Mounted Bleu Du Roi Sevres Porcelain Three-Light Candelabra.” The Design By Simon-Philippe Poirier, Probably Modelled By Philibert Choulet, The Ormolu Probably By Jean-Claude-Thomas Duplessis, Circa 1770-80. Each with 'goblet poirier' porcelain body flanked by ram's masks and hung with drapery, surmounted by floral sprays entwined with vine and centred by floral spray, with flower-head nozzles, on a foliate foot and circular spreading base with scrolling vine clasps and a stiff-leaf edge, on a square plinth with berried mounts to the corners. 20.5 in. (52 cm.) high. Estimate: 40,000 GBP - 60,000 GBP (52,040 USD - 78,060 USD)

—Lot 265: “A Louis XV Ormolu-Mounted Amaranth, Bois Satine, Tulipwood, Kingwood and Fruitwood Marquetry Bombe Commode.” Attributed To Jean-Pierre Latz, Mid-18th Century. The serpentine breche d'Alep marble top above two drawers decorated sans traverse with scrolling foliate marquetry cartouches within pierced rocaille encadrements, the sides conformingly inlaid, on cabriole legs headed by pierced foliate chutes and terminating in conformingly-cast foliate sabots. 35 ¾ in. (91 cm.) high; 64 in. (163 cm.) wide; 29 in. (73 ½ cm.) deep. Estimate: 40,000 GBP - 60,000 GBP (52,040 USD - 78,060 USD)

—Lot 216: “A Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted Chinese Crackle-Glaze Celadon Porcelain Vase.” The Mounts Attributed To Jean-Claude-Thomas Duplessis, Circa 1775, The Porcelain Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Of baluster form with grey crackle-glaze, the mille-raies and fluted neck above berried acanthus drop handles, on a fluted, stiff-leaf and entrelac-cast spreading circular base. 18 in. (46 cm.) high; 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) diameter. Estimate: 30,000 GBP - 40,000 GBP (39,030 USD - 52,040 USD)

—Lot 234: “A Sevres Porcelain Tortoiseshell-Ground (Fond Ecaille) Part Dessert-Service.” Circa 1790-1800, Various Blue Sevres Factory Marks, Painter's Y For E-F Bouillat Pere to Most Pieces. Each piece reserved with a gilt-framed medallion painted with landscapes featuring fruits, flowers, architectural follies, statuary and ruins, against a tortoiseshell ground, the rims with a border of trailing vine in gilding, comprising; two wine-bottle coolers (seau a bouteille ordinaire), two half-size wine-bottle coolers (seau a demi bouteille ordinaire), two oval liqueur-bottle coolers (seau ovale a liqueur), two square fruit-dishes ((compotier carre), two shell-shaped fruit-dishes (compotier coquille), three oval fruit-dishes (compotier ovale uni), four circular fruit -dishes (compotier rond), an oval sugar-bowl and integral stand (sucrier de M. le 1er), a tray with two conserve pots (plateau a deux pots de confiture), two ice-cream cup stands (plateau Bouret), six ice-cream cups (tasse a glace), forty-four plates (assiette unie) and two ice-pail covers. The plates 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) diameter. Estimate: 30,000 GBP - 50,000 GBP (39,030 USD - 65,050 USD)

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